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of the year. at issue will be central to talks between leader and president obama later this week. chief washington correspondent james rosen tonight with a story of a complex relationship. >> it's a classic alliance. messy, fraction. deeply unsatisfactory to washington and worlds better than the alternative. wracked by decades of war and foreign invasion, afghanistan was suffering under the barbaric rule of the taliban until the u.s. -led invasion of 2001. >> we are committed to doing everything we can to assist you in this time of transition to new afghanistan and afghanistan where people will be able to live in peace. >> it's now a democratic country with an elected government, with human rights for all. >> hamid karzai made his first visit to washington 11 years ago this month. >> how do you expect american forces to stay in afghanistan? >> as long as we are still have terrorist items. and as long as the bad guys are there. americans go out, unless we finish the job. >> how many american troops will remain after the u.s. combat mission ends next year is now being decided. karzai may
to their afghan counter parts. karzai is visiting washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide advanced high-tech weapons. >>> the japanese prime minister is moving from meeting to meeting to do what which he for the economy. he's putting pressure on the bank of japan to do more. >> it's clear he wants prices to rise. they will conduct monetary easing to reflect the prime minister request for a 2% inflation target. this comes as prime minister abe called for more cooperation for his administration and the bank of japan. >> translator: during the cent allower house election campaign i call eed for the central banko set a 2% inflation target and take bold, monetary easing steps. i want the bank to take this into consideration when it forms monetary policy. >> translator: the government and the central bank have had monetary discussions three times a month. we will continue to exchange with the government. >> they hope to get certain guarantees from the government. these include not having to state when the inflation target will be achieved and the flexibility to change policy if
washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide the afghan military with advanced high-tech weapons. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> people in south korea took part in a nationwide
rounds in washington, d.c. he is going to be at the white house with a meeting with president obama. later, he will speak at george washington university and is expected to discuss the future of his country after u.s. troops hand over security to afghan forces. there are 66,000 u.s. troops still in the country. u.s. commanders want that up to 20,000 to stay in support of afghan forces after 2014. >>> news time 4:44. it's a series outbreak. one that officials -- serious outbreak one that officials were not expecting to be this bad and every day more and more people are coming down with the flu. emergency rooms all over the country are swamped. schools are closed and dozens of people have passed away because of it. charley is at the live ding with more on the latest so- called epidemic. right now what are health officials doing. >> the cdc will later update the flu situation. they say this is the worst season they have had in years. and we have not hit the peak yet. 41 states reporting widespread flu activity. some places much worse than others. in one oklahoma county the vie vows is
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the debt ceiling. as president obama returned to washington from hawaii the senate republican leader ruled out raising tax revenues and said the white house should start working with congress immediately to cut spending. the kentucky republican would not rule out shutting down the government. >> it is a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem in the future and that is our excessive spending. >> peter alexander standing by. besides the looming battle to lift the debt ceiling the president faces a series of other fights. immigration reform. we hear president obama is ready to take up gun control. what more can you tell us about gun control specifically? >> reporter: the president has his hands full with a series of challenges. now that gun control issue is one that certainly is going to rear its head in the days and weeks ahead. the washington post reported that the administration's plan as a result of this working group being led by the vice president isng
. and a discussion about president obama's foreign-policy agenda. "washington journal " live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> the big discussion that i remember was, what is richard nixon going to do? >> i remember going home that night, scared to death. this is like a time bomb. if this thing gets into the press, it is a disaster for all of us. >> he came to me and said, the presidents council has just brought me a list of 50 names of people. he wants a full field investigation. that is a very unpleasant thing to have happened to you. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech. i cannot remember exactly what he said. he said, we forgot a resignation letter. i will be interested in reading it. he said, you do not get it. you need to write it. >> i thought the best way was not for me, as a historian. i thought it was for the players, the key people living to tellt area =--- era that story themselves. i thought the best way would be to start a video program that would involve the nixon players, but also players in the watergate drama, from the left and the right, to have them tell the story. and to u
in the western african country will last as long as is necessary. >> in washington, d.c.,, and karzai meeting with president barack obama a winehouse. they were reviewing strategy for the future of the two country's relationship. >> he said u.s. forces would be moving into a support role by this spring. he said that it was within reach. he said the afghan government would soon start direct talks with the taliban. for more on this story, we're going live to our correspondent in washington. what do we know now about the new framework for the u.s. a moment in afghanistan? >> the details on any security agreement that would kick in after 2014. president obama pointing out the goals of any security agreements, the training and assisting of forces in afghanistan, and the second being targeting terrorists. how exactly they will achieve the goals, new details of potential troop numbers. those of the numbers everyone are waiting for. obama, it was very important for him to point out the nature of the mission was joining from combat to a mission that was purely a sustained, advising, and training. that
tomorrow in washington. sources tell cnn president obama is going to name chuck hagel as his nominee for defense secretary. he has his share of critics, including federal republicans. they say his views towards israel as well as u.s. policy in afghanistan will get a close look during the nomination process >>> boats, helicopters and divers are searches for is tallian fashion mogul victorio missoni. a small plane carrying missoni, his wife and others disappeared. he has worked with celebrity clients and his fashion house, zigzag stripes has annual sales estimated at $75 million to $100 million >>> nelson mandela appears to be feeling much better. reports say his recovery from a lung infection and gallstones surgery are nearly complete. the former south african president was hospitalized for two weeks last month. the 94-year-old nobel laureate continues to receive treatment and is gradually getting back to his normal routine. >>> five men accused of brutally gang raping and brutally killing a woman are charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the 23-year-old woman last month. the woman
geithner. lew is a democratic veteran of washington, 30 years of service. currently he is president obama's chief of staff. earlier lew served as his budget director, and in that job he raised republican hackles. in fact, jeff sessions of alabama, the ranking republican on the senate budget committee, has already said he will try to block mr. lew's confirmation, notably over a statement lew made two years ago. lew was then omb, office of management and budget director. "our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look the american people in the money th speaking to this, senator sessions had this to say. "to look the american people in the eye and make such a statement remains the most direct and important false assertion during ng my entire t in washington, unquote. >> question is jacob lew a shoe- in for treasury secretary or does president obama have a fight on his hand? >> i don't know if you would call him a shoe-in. he is going to be touched up a bit by the republicans but he is going to be confirmed. does obama have a fight object his hands? you bet
obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving
tomorrow in washington. sources tell cnn that president obama is going to cross party lines and announce former republican senator chuck hagel as his nominee for defense secretary. but hagel has critics on capitol hill even among republicans. the question is his past views on several issues, including israel. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> we'll have more in a few moments. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare p
are like in washington with a preview. >> good morning, the obama administration does not want did lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act so the vice president is meeting with all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts to roach a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden will meet this week with people on both sides of the gun debate, victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it is a problem that encompasses issues of mental health, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the anniversary of the elementary school shooting fast approaching, washington, dc, is facing pressure to take action. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is taking a prominent role in the debate. she and her husband have launched an effort to push congressional action on questions of mental health, high capacity gun magazines, and bac
. e number of countries visited as secretary of state. >> a report from washington think tank says obama administration is tougher on immigration enforcement than critics think. staying the administration spent $18 billion on programs run by the immigration and customs enforcement and border0q pro dex. all other agencies spent $14 billion. >> u.s. supreme court will not stop the government funding of embryonic stem cell research stem cell research. the high court refused to hear an appeal from expo two scientists challenging federal funding for the research18jf. lay lower court had thrown out the lawsuit. scientists claim it was violating the dickey wicker law, prohibiting taxpayer financing for work that harms an embryo. >> americans have kept health care spending in check saying the mj care tab stood at $2.7 trillion in 2011, latest year u.s. economy or>÷j 8600 for evy man, woman and child. >> just ahead this is a extraordinary step. the city in the mid west where it's now illegal to own a pit bull. >> looking south ward, we can see clouds and some sun. could there be rain com
>>> president obama officially begins his second term days from now facing a host of challenges. >> his choice for defense secretary is under attack before the nomination is announced. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more on this. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. hopefully, the hawaiian sand and sun gave the president energy. he's going to need it. he's got a packed agenda that republicans don't love. president obama returned from hawaii with a fight already looming. sources tell abc news that mr. obama will announce today that the nominee for sect tear of defense is chuck hagel. some have questioned his commitment. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> it's difficult to imagine the circumstances in which i would support his nomination. >> reporter: besides the fight over his cabinet nominees, the president must deal with the country's fiscal mess. by tend of february, the treasury will lose the able to boar moe more money and automatic spending cuts kick in on march 1st. >> we're going to be talking about further
. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving judgment. darren gersh has more on this pivotal player. >> reporter: the president introduced his pick for treasury secretary as a man who gets tough jobs done. and one of those jobs will be protecting programs the president supports. >> as the son of a polish immigrant, as a man of deep and devout faith, jack knows every number on a page, every dollar we budget, every decision we make, has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation. >> reporter: the two men enjoy an easy rapport that was clearly on display today. >> thank you mr. president for your trust, your confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents instill
. 5:27. 41 degrees. good morning washington continues at 5:30. >> the obama administration has scaled down the number of inaugural balls, but huge crowds are live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a miserable start to the year for many. in some cities, flu vaccines are getting very difficult to find. good morning washington. it is friday, january 11. i'm scott thuman. >> i'm cynne simpson. jeras. >> a pretty interesting day. it will be a lot different than the last few. one exception -- our temperatures are still mild. 39 degrees at reagan national. 33 at dulles. gaithersburg, 34. 32 in frederick. we had some scattered cottages, but as you look at the satellite, see how there are different shades of gray? you will see the stars and the middle but between all of this. -- the moon between all of this. showers are on the way, but i think they will stay away until maybe middle of the afternoon. 43 at 9:00, 49 at noon, at 50 degrees at 5:00. yes, the showers will be here before the drive home. it could impact your commute home. the problems with
in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions and whether they would work. >>> and, finally, this is the signature of the man who might be the next treasury secretary. we'll look back through history to see if there's any loopy president. speaking of secretaries of the treasury three former holders of the office and many other statesmen and women offering advice to the president on a new gps special tonight "memo to the president, road map for a second term." tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> first, here's my take. chuck hagel's nomination as america's next secretary of defense has drawn fire from people who say he's outside of the main stream. in fact, he's a pretty straight forward, traditional republican on most issues with a reluctance to go to war, born of knowledge and experience. where hagel does appear out of the mainstream in washington's world of group think is on iran. which i would argue is a good thing because washington desperately
obama is due back in washington today after finishing his hawaii vacation. and now he faces personnel decisions. one of the first may be to nominate a former republican senator as his new defense secretary. a choice that is already under attack by some republicans, even before it has been announced. abc's david kerley joining us from the white house with all the details. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, paula. you're talking about chuck hagel, and we are not told one way or another whether he will be nominated but he is controversial within both parties. if you're going to make cuts at the defense department, doesn't it make sense to have a republican help you if you're a democratic president? one of the calculuses that the president is considering, also deputy secretary michele flournoy still considered a candidate but we will hear more tomorrow on who will be the president's next defense secretary. >> is it reasonable to believe democrats would meet hagel with some resistance, as well? >> reporter: absolutely. the reason is that on social issues hagel is fairly conser
. >> the time difference between washington, d.c. and baghdad is eight hours. when president obama started speaking in the united states at 8:00 p.m. on that night august 31st, it was after midnight in baghdad. it was already september 1st in baghdad. what is recorded as the end of the mission gets listed as september 2010. it was noft the end t the end og but it was what started in 2003 started to end. the page was turned. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. the people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> when president obama spoke that night there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq and 50,000 americans stayed in iraq for another 14 months until everyone left the following december. december 2011. when the mission changed from a combat mission to the trained advised mission then it wasn't operation iraqi freedom. it was the way that war came to an end an that's why it was worth interrupting wipeout and the other 8:00 p.m. programming. that's why it was worth flying out to baghdad to be there for that historic ending as the combat mission ended. that's what
to you about the end of our combat mission in iraq. >> the time difference between washington, d.c. and baghdad is eight hours. so when president obama started speaking in the united states at 8:00 p.m. on that night, august 31st, it was after midnight in baghdad. it was already september 1st in baghdad. and so what is recorded as the end of the u.s. combat mission in iraq gets listed in the history books as september 2010. it was not the end of everything in iraq for the united states when we went through that transition, but it was really when what started in 2003 finally started to end. the page was turned. >> operation iraqi freedom is over, and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> when president obama spoke that night, there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq, and 50,000 americans stayed in iraq after that night for another 14 months until everyone finally left the following december, december 2011. but when the mission changed from a combat mission to the train, advise, assist mission, then it wasn't operation iraqi freedom
. >> we love you, chuck. i'm sorry for him. >>> with afghanistan's president heading into washington to meet with president obama, a debate emerges about how long u.s. troops will be there. a central issue that will face the president. picks to run the pentagon and the cia. that's if they make it through the senate gauntlet. >>> this morning we'll meet one of the faces of the gop. freshman congressman tom cotton of arkansas. got a big crowd of conservatives. grinning from ear to ear already about his future in his party. >>> and richard nixon would have turned 100 years old today if he were still alive. find out how his legacy is still trying to get shaped by his supporters and why he might be the most consequential american politician in the last half century. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 9th, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. right to my first reads of the morning. the end of the month deadline provides president biden's task force on gun violence to present its proposals is quickly approaching. today biden, cabinet members and senior staff k
regreso en noticiero telemundo cÓmo se prepara washington, para la inauguraciÓn del segundo mandato de obama y los avances de la tecnologi 234 cuba podrÍan tener repercuciÓn en estados unidos cuando entre en vigor el prÓximo 14d enero ya no se necesito se un permiso del gobierno para viajar al extranjero, angie sandoval con los detalles. >>> en la habana ya mila prepara sus documentos y los de su hijo para lo que espera sea una pronta reuniÓn con su esposo en ecuador. >>> como ella, gran nÚmero de cubanos, llenaban hoy esta oficina 72 horas antes de la puesta en vigor de las nueva ley migratoria. >>> pao demasiado viajar a cualquier parte del mundo lo que faltas que la otra parte del mundo quiera. >>> el aÑo pasado el gobierno castrista anuncio por primera vaez en dÉcadas que los cubanos no necesitarÍan permiso del rÉgimen para viajar al exterior si no pasaporte y visa del paÍs que quieran visitar. >>> esto, preocupa a rogelio araÍs. >>> van apretar ahora cuba esta suelta. >>> segÚn analistas la medida que no avala a funcionario, profesionales atletas y disidentes sirve de
the worst. president obama will head back to washington from hawaii late tonight. he's expected to be greeted over confrontations with the debt ceiling. the debt ceiling is the legal limit on the nation's borrowing. in his weekly address, the president says he's taking a hard line on the issue. >> one ning i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to kbif the united states its ability to pay its bill on top, the consequences could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses can not afford that dangerous game again. >> on the first day of the new congress, lawmakers introduced nearly a dozen bills related to gun violence. they come in the wake of the connecticut school shooting and promises from president obama to take concrete action to avoid another tragedy. >> reporter: as students at sandy hook elementary return to class, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, nearly killed in a mass shooting two ye
to washington and president obama realized that this was a time to speak up and to speak out on the freedom for everyone to marry. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think that it's -- it's unnatural. i think that it's detrimental and destructive to so many foundations of civilization. >> what do you do if your one of your six kids says dad, bad news, i'm gay. >> i would have a heart to heart with him. >> what would you say? >> i would say, that's great son, as long as you are happy. >> i would say, you know, there are all sorts of issues we need to wrestle through. just because you feel one way, doesn't mean we should act on everything that we feel. >> some say, that telling kids that it is damaging, in a country where seven states legalized it. >> yes, but you have to understand that you, yourself are using a standard of morality to say that telling people such and such of a behavior is sinful, you are using a stand of morality to say it is destructive. everybody- -- listen, i am not an american. i am making the point that seven states legalized gay marriage. >> piers, you are s
jack lew before? >> he is almost a cipher to people outside of washington. he has been a washington insider and obama would be happy to have a guy who can get through without a lot of controversial because he will have a fight over chuck hagel. already pulled susan rice. so jack lew has worked with everybody on the hill, republicans and democrats, that's where the came from-spend the early part of his career. everybody knows him, a touch negotiator -- a tough negotiator. >> shepard: a very big player with a lot of work to do. you talk about what's coming up in march with the debt ceiling fight. the president already said he is not negotiating. >> of course and the republicans have drawn a line in the sand. so we have the starting point. now we have to see if either side is going to meet in the third medical. circumstances will force them to do something because if it goes up to the last second the last time they fought this battle, the marked tanked and that there will have to be some compromise. >> shepard: we get these red alerts on the wire services. the pentagon just come out ta
, washington. >> president he obama welcomed afghan president hamid karzai afghan president hamid karzai to the white housemi plans for a draw down of u.s. troops in afghanistan. saying the u.s. will shift to a support role. change is expected this spring and will allow the u.s. too begin withdrawing some of the 66,000 troops currently deployed to afghanistan. mr. obama says changes will speed up plans to end the war by the year 2014. >> devastating blows we've struck against al qaeda, our core objective. reason we went to war in the first place is now within ensuring al qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against our country. >> the president said any agreement on draw downs must include an immunity agreement where u.s. troops are not subject to afghan law. >> vice president biden bhet a group from the video game industry wrapping up a week of conferences about gun violence and safety. electronic arts represented in redwood city. many of the games have been criticized for glamourizing gun violence. ride biden said the school shooting in newtown made just about everyo
and president obama is headed back to washington and gearing up for another potential fight with congress, this time over his likely choice of chuck haggle for defense secretary. our own john roberts is going to weigh in on this this hour. these streets are supposed to be named off war heroes, instead, local politicians caught up on a corruption scandal named the streets after themselves. >> clayton: how selfless. plus, a six-year-old gets tossed out of class for pointing his fingers and a gun gesture. did the school overreact? we'll report you decide. "fox & friends" hour three starts right now. ♪ >> that was a delicious breakfast of caribou jerky we just had. it's really good. >> tucker: and the best breakfast all week. >> clayton: better than the gas station stuff. >> tucker: the gas station caribou. >> clayton: like shoe leather. >> alisyn: and let's talk about the stories that had so much of our attention today, judging by your e-mails, what the white house plans to do in terms of gun control. obviously, after the tragedy in newtown, connecticut the president came out and made tha
the nod and who did not. >> and less than two weeks until president obama is sworn in for a second term. the streets of washington, d.c. are preparing for the throngs of parades and glamorous falls. our report from -- glamorous and balls. a >> covering the nation tonight, star nfl linebacker was suffering from but the generative disease many took his own life last may. doctors conducted a study of three unidentified brains and found that he was suffering from a dramatic encephalopathy. seau's family says he exhibited symptoms in private and they became worse before he took his own life. pressure to release photographs taken of osama bin laden before and after the raid that killed him. a group argued before the u.s. court of appeals that the obama administration claims it releasing that information could harm national security, but the group says there is not a specific basis for that claim. the appeals panel is concerned that the images could be used by al-qaeda for anti-american propaganda. >> meanwhile, the movie about the killing of osama bin laden, "zero dark thirty" is nominated fo
penalty. >>> sources in washington say tonight that president obama called republican hagel fueling reports that -- defense secretary this week. the former senator toured with president obama. he faces a grilling. this past statements about israel, the cuban embargo and iraq bar have drawn fire. >> mr. hagel came out from the surge. said the war couldn't be won. no one has told us and we were fighting it in 2006. he delayed funding in 2007. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of state against the state of israel in our nation's history. >> hagel's service earned him two purple hearts. >>> president obama today signed into law legislation that set aside $9.7 billion to pay federal flood insurance claims to victims of super storm sandy. fema warned that without the additional funds it would run out of money to pay claims next week. lawmakers have yet to act on a proposed bill to set aside $51 billion worth of aid to address the effects of super storm sandy. john boehner has vowed to vote on that bill january 26. >>> there was
here. jim acosta tonight is keeping 'em honest. >> when president obama signed national health care reform into law, few in washington knew that buried in the legislation's more than 900 pages was a gift to the nation's powerful gun lobby. but here it is. a provision entitled "protection of second amendment rights." it states the government and health insurers cannot collect any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition. the provision was such a secret, "the washington post" reports that some people in the white house didn't even know it existed, despite being in the president's signature legislation. joan alger did notice it. >> who put it in there? it might surprise you to learn it was this man, the most powerful democrat in congress, senate majority leader, harry reid. but why? a democratic source close to the passage of the health care law tells cnn, this is what was viewed as a relatively benign way to make sure the national rifle association didn't get involved with this. reid has been a top advocate of gun rights for years. in fact,
leigh is in washington and has the latest. >> reporter: president obama officially launched a fight with his pick for secretary of defense, former nebraska senator, chuck hagel. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security teen. >> reporter: the republican is known as an independent thinker. >> certainly a thorn in the side of political opponents of the president. >> reporter: now haigle is facing criticism from his former republican colleague norse criticizing you the war in iraq, opposing unilateral sanctions against iran and making comments seen by some as anti-israel. gay rights advocates are also critical. 14 years ago, hagel called the u.s. ambassador nominee openly aggressively game he has since apologized. >> dangerous to roll the dice on this issue at a critical time where don't ask, don't tell needs to be implemented fully. >> reporter: hagel supporters are describe the vietnam veteran as uniquely qualified during a time of transition at the pentagon. he woul
? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. president obama nominates chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. the men charged with raping a young indian woman on a bus arrived in court where proceedings dissolved into chaos. and hitting a high note in south africa. we meet an unlikely star whose voice takes them from -- hollywood. across
andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think manufacture those are feel good
in washington continues to turn. and cabinet secretary has resigned out of the obama administration. who was it? well tell you in just a few moments. first, we'll go to out to los angeles, our current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push
our path is clear there. hamid karzai met with mr. obama in washington yesterday. both men agreed to a complete transition of combat operations by the end of 2014. the president spoke after that meeting. >> our path is clear, and we are moving forward. every day, more afghans are stepping up and taking more responsibility for their security. as they do, our troops will come home. next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> president obama is considering keeping some troops, possibly between 3,000 to 9,000, in place across 2014 for counterterrorism and training. but only if they get immunities from prosecution. karzai signaled he may be willing to give in to that demand. >>> also in washington, vice president joe biden wrapped up his meetings on gun violence saying there's no silver bulleted to solve the problem. friday he met with producers of some of the most popular and violent video games, "call of duty" and "medal of honor." biden said he wasn't looking to point fingers, he's just looking for solutions. >> we have a problem beyond "the massacres," the columbines
obama and vice president biden. the magazine stands by its reporting. >>> washington seems hung up on three major issues as the new congress get downs to work. will chuck hagel win confirmation as defense secretary? is this the year for a new gun control law? and the standoff over the debt. here are the highlights from the sunday morning talk shows. >> why isn't chuck hagel the man? should the president nominate him? >> this is an in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. >> chuck hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he is a serious candidate, if the president chooses to name him. >> you got to remember the second amendment is about freedom. bad guys aren't stupid, they are justices bad f they are intent on doing something bad, they will find a way to get a firearm and use it >> the argument against gun safety provisions is because it doesn't solve everything, we shou
for president obama to find her successor. chief washington correspondent james rosen with the story. >> you know her as lisa jackson. the head of the environmental protection agency stepping down after four year tenure that saw frequent clashes. >> take responsibility for it environmentalists regard as hugely successful. >> negotiated landmark accords double gas mileage within the next 10 years or so. she got some the suit and mercury out of the air we breathe. >> some privileged folks knew her as richard windsor. that's the used on thousands of emails she sent and received on private account with e.p.a.gov if you have fix. it's subject of inspector general's probe used freedom of information act to secure access to 12,000 emails the first 3,000 of which will unsealed on monday. >> i can't tell you the intention behind creating false identity but i know the obvious impact. that is which had to be apparent to them when they created this. you are frustrating federal record keeping and disclosure laws. >> others at the e.p.a. including some who could be chosen to succeed jackson also used dumm
. >> washington expecting more than 500,000 people attending the inauguration, 2 million attended president obama's first inauguration. >>> cnn is your home for complete coverage of the inaugurati inauguration. it starts next sunday morning and will lead up to the official swearing in of the president on monday for his second term all the way through those official inaugural balls monday night. >>> vice president biden's proposals on reducing gun violence expected to address things like movies, video games, as well as mental health, but a potential new effort to reinstate the assault weapons ban is what has washington talking. let's bring in cnn contributors lz granderson and anna navarro. lz, let's assume the white house goes for this new assault weapons ban. the nra president told candy crowley this morning he doesn't think it will get through congress. you know, some studies show the last ban didn't work. is it really worth all the effort? >> absolutely. i mean, the studies also tell you why the last ban didn't work, because of all the look like hopes and the way the gun manufacturers were abl
year. >>> president obama, joined by hamid karzai in washington, d.c. on friday, announced they will speed up the transition to afghan forces taking the lead in fighting the taliban. that will happened by this spring. abc's muhammad lila joins us with more from a military base in kabul. good morning, muhammad. >> reporter: good morning, ron. this is one of the bases that will be affected. as the u.s. military continues to wind down its presence here in afghanistan. here's what the announcement means. for the most part, american and afghan soldiers have been fighting the taliban, side-by-side, in the mountains, in the valleys, where the taliban are hiding. that is changing. as of this spring, it's afghan soldiers in the lead. they will be the ones initiating the combat with the taliban. the american soldiers will be here to advise and assist when they are requested to. the big test of all of this will be in the spring. if the afghan army can prove they can take on the taliban without american support, it could mean that the 66,000 american troops that are currently stationed
in for his second term. preparations and rehearsals are already underway. that happening today in washington d.c. president obama actually gets sworn in twice this time. you know, twice because sunday is the official and monday is the ceremonial. >> yes. the constitution says you have to be sworn in on january 20th. monday, martin luther king jr. day. >> that is like having a birthday twice. he will have two bibles? >> he will have two. he is going to have three because the robinson family bible will be used on sunday and then abraham lincoln's bible. i think it is the first time he has two and the first time the martin luther king jr. bible has been used. it is 50 years to the day that martin luther king stood at the lincoln memorial and said i have a dream. he will be facing the lincoln memorial. it is a really nice cycle here. >> it definitely is. we are hearing getting enough money to pay for the inauguration. they are short about $10 million from the $50 million we need. >> i think it is more the tough economic times. people have already given to barack obama with his record-breaking ca
>> president obama and the first family are back in washington tonight. after wrapping up their holiday vacation in hawaii. air force one touched down at joint base andrews in maryland earlier this morning. the president interrupted his vacation by flying back to washington to settle the fiscal cliff negotiations. now. he's back to face new battles over spending cuts and raising the country's debt ceiling. the president could also announce nominees for key positions in his cabinet as soon as tomorrow. with the fiscal cliff beginning to fade from the minds of many americans a new fight is heating up on capitol hill. a new deal over the debt ceiling is looming in the not-so-distant future. we go now to elizabeth corridan to check up on both sides and how they're preparing to get a new deal in place. >> "i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling, but if we don't raise it without a plan to get out of debt, all of us should be fired." >> reporter: strong words for a new congress, the new years deadline for the so-called "fiscal cliff" has come and gone. now lawmakers start a
fight in washington d.c. after president barack obama nominated a new secretary of defense. lawmakers are both sides of the aisle are both ready to file, carla? >> reporter: republicans and democrats alike took a stand against his nomination. chuck hagel reserved nomination to 2009 and turned off plenty as well as democrats. he shares his opinion even if it goes against the political grain. senators have expressed his comments with israel and iran as well as handling terrorists in the middle east but his quotes have been taken out of context. he will give a fair shake at a confirmation hearing but some are saying this will be the president's choice. >> reporter: i contacted dianne finestein's office and she said she wants to work with hagel to make sure he wants to secure the middle east and make sure service workers have a quality more on the opposition and more on the reaction when i see you next. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> all right, now the next nomination president barack obama is expected to make is white house chief of staff jack lou to replace tim geithner. if he is confi
leaders from uruguay, bolivia, nicaragua are expected to attend. meanwhile, the washington post reports the obama administration has embarked on a discreet but concerted weeks long diplomatic initiative to open channels of communication with the venezuelan government and the absence of chÁvez. in 2002, chavez survived a coup that toppled him briefly. he has long asserted that coup was orchestrated by the united states. >> for more in venezuela, we're joined by michael shifter, president of the inter-american dialogue and an adjunct professor of latin american politics. from claremont, california, we're joined by miguel tinker salas, a professor of pomona college. born in venezuela, author of, "the enduring legacy: oil, culture and society in venezuela." his new book forthcoming is called, "venezuela: what everyone needs to know." michael shifter and miguel tinker salas, we welcome you both to "democracy now!" michael shifter, talk about what is not happening today, the inauguration, and what you feel needs to take place, which side you take. >> thank you very much. i think it is not a
. >>> news alert from washington, more changes ahead for president obama's cabinet. secretary of labor announced today she is resigning. she is one of the highest ranking hispanics in the administration. she plans to return to california where she is expected to run for a seat on the los angeles board of supervisors. >>> president obama expected to nominate jacob lou for treasury secretary. he is currently chief of staff he would replace tim geithner. jeff session said if lou is nominated he will try to block his nomination saying he mislead congress ability the obama -- about the obama plans to reduce the national debt. >>> national cathedral will host, same-sex marriages. they decided the new policy when the marriages became legal in dc and maryland. >> i think there is a pretty good consensus in the church about same sex blessing and in places where same-sex marriage is legal. because of our stature goes beyond the episcopal church we are trying to speak out to the christian and interfaith community around the country we stand for marriage equality and with lgbt people. >> individua
is a good thing because washington desperately needs fresh thinking on the topic. in 2013, president obama will face a crisis with regard to iran. he has categorically ruled containing an iran with nuclear weapons. so, either iran will capitulate completely to american demands or the united states will go to war with that country. since the first option is extremely unlikely and the second extremely unattractive, the obama administration needs to see if there is a path through which it can pressure iran to make a deal. in a thoughtful essay in the current issue of "foreign affairs" the columbia scholar jurvis points out that this kind of coercive diplomacy, at least from washington, has rarely worked. he points out in panama, 1989, iraq, 1990, serbia, 1998, afghanistan, 2001 and iraq, 2003, washington tried sanctions pressure and the threat of force to get leaders to change course, it didn't work. and washington had to make good on its threat to go to war. with north korea, coercive diplomacy also failed, but in this case, washington decided against military action choosing, instead, to co
you, molly. turning now to washington as we learn more about president obama's choice for the next defense secretary. fox news learned he could nominate senator chuck hagle for the post as early as monday. and of james rosen has more. >> good evening. white house sources cautioned no decision has yet been made on the top pentagon spot but cue democratic sources told us that chuck hagle, the two-term senator from nebraska is likely to be nominated earlier next week. he opposed the surge in iraq and toured the mideast with candidate obama in 2008. he's assured rough sledding in confirmation hearings. marco rubio said he may block the nomination unless hagle withdraws his opposition to the embargo against cuba. and his baching at the designation of hezbollah has a terrorist group. then there are the remarks he made to mideast diplomats. the jewish lobby in tim dates a lot of people up here on capitol hill, he told miller in a 2006 interview, adding i'm not an isreali senator, i'm a united states senator. >> and finally some other groups are unimpressed with the policy he offered last
foundation. he writes for "atlantic" magazine, washington editor at large. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure, rachel. >> president obama's announcement that troops will move to a support role this spring, we had known it was possible maybe as early as this next summer before today, do we know why the president felt he could accelerate the pace today and do it by this spring? >> i think that the president looked at the tea leaves in the united states, not much support for this. making a strategic judgment that the timing that you have american men and women still on the front line, going to still in danger, but nothing strate c strategically achievable in the spring that is different than what is strategically achievable in the summer or fall. for those people who thought barack obama would acquiesce to permanent war, they are totally wrong this is a very important day. i was re-reading "the drift: the unmooring of american military power," written by one rachel mad yao today, you can just see the remarkable change on one happened in the decisions to invade iraq and afghanistan and
ginnis in washington this morning. thank you very much. >>> one of the critical issues of the president's foreign policy agenda is the winding down of the war in afghanistan. this friday, mr. obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai. they'll meet in washington to discuss u.s. troop levels in the afghan army. a key issue -- how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. >>> a grim search resumes this morning for two new jersey teenagers who fell through the ice on a frozen lake. the lake is located about 50 miles northwest of new york city. the boys were walking on the lake last night about 200 yards from shore when they fell in. two residents heard calls for help, got into a boat and tried to reach the teenagers but were not successful. >>> overseas, five americans were among the victims of a helicopter crash in peru. the twin motor copter crashed monday in the amazon jungle. it was owned by a u.s. company. there were seven people on board. a peruvian official said all were killed. it's reported that some of the victims worked for an oil exploration firm
and his team. now, these breaking developments come to us just days following a washington post report indicating that president obama is considering banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, but that's not all, not even close. the paper also revealed that universal background checks for all gun buyers, a national gun data base, strict mental health checks and much more are all being floated by this task force. as for the n.r.a., in the aftermath of the sandy hook tragedy, the organization recommended placing armed security guards in our schools. and earlier today, the white house reiterated president obama's skepticism of that idea. watch this. >> if the president said he doesn't want to pre-judge any recommendations that any stake holder might present, he did in his meet the press interview respond to a question about the specific recommendation that the n.r.a. had made and by saying that he was skeptical, that putting more guns in schools would solve this problem. but again, we look forward to hearing from a variety of organizations and civic groups and others who have in
in promise from president obama to take concrete action to prevent a repeat tragedy. >> but big political obstacles remain. athena jones at the details from washington. >> members of congress in both chambers are taking aim at guns. >> this is a fight that the american people will have to stand up for. >> california democratic senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce a bill to ban more than 100 assault weapons. >> another senate bill will then high-capacity magazines. among a dozen gun bills introduced on day one in the house background checks for all firearm sales should be recorded. >> to build some republican congressmen would allow more guns around schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with a gun. >> there are better than 32 gun murders every day. gun- control groups keep pressing for action. >> if you are talking about maybe banning high capacity ammunition magazines that might be possible. >> the nra is the big issue but i would not nestle s.a. is on the republican side onl is on thnot say it is on the republican side only. some democrats are
inside fox report. first from washington tonight, president obama makes his picks to fill two top spots on national security team. as you might imagine he is already facing a fight on capitol hill. of the president nominating the former republican senator senator chuck hagel from nebraska. he earned two purple hearts. still has pieces of shrapnel in his chest. he would be the first vietnam veteran and the first enlisted soldier to serve as secretary of defense. >> as a young private and then a sergeant, he served with honor alongside his own brother. when chuck was hit by shrapnel, his brother saved him. when his brother was injured by a mine, chuck risked his life to pull him to safety. >> shepard: some of senator hagel's fellow republicans say they can't support him because of his record on israel and iran. and some democrats say they are concerned about a comment that senator hagel made more than a decade ago about a gay nominee to the u.s. ambassador. more on that in a moment. the president also choosing his top counter terrorism advisor john brennan to be cia director. calling him
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, steubenville,ville. >>> more tonight on nbc unitedly news. >>> president obama is headed back to washington after wrapping up his vacation in hawaii. there is a new congress waiting for him in the capital. the nation's capital. will they have the same old problems? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning, carrick qaa. >> the first fight is a familiar one, the debt ceiling. when you look at this new congress, what will we see when it plays out? also a familiar scenario? >> well, i think there's so much division within the republican party. when you look at reaction to this fiscal cliff bill, a temporary measure and you see how it has torn the republican party apart, it begs the question what is going to change when it comes to the debt ceiling. the president state aid red line say he will not negotiate the debt ceiling. in 2011 they finally got a deal. america's credit rating was downgraded with them playing chicken one side on the other. he will be locked in with republicans over spending. now that they have given on the tax part of this there are so ma
. that is all for >>> good monday morning. right now -- a major showdown is brewing in washington as president obama prepares to name his pick for the next secretary of defense. >>> extensive new details today in the case of james holmes accused of gunning down 12 people at a colorado movie theater last summer. >>> and hillary clinton gets back to work. >>> good morning. the white house is confirmed that today president obama will announce former nebraska senator chuck h a, gel as his pick for next secretary of defense. they're vowing that it will be a rough road to combination who opposed the iraq war. more now from washington. >> reporter: this is a republican who would work for a democrat but not a big fan of republicans at least not in the senate here on capitol hill. they say he's out of the main stream and they're ready for a fight. today president obama is expect to nominate his former senate colleague, 66-year-old chuck hagel to head the pentagon. a purple heart vet, hagel is a moderate republican, he opposed unilateral sanctions against iraq and once said being gay inhibits effectiven
to washington, d.c. this week. thank you for being on the washington journal. >> tomorrow we'll discuss president obama's nominee for defense secretary chuck hagel. our guest are steve clemens followed by a look at emerging marths in developing countries. we'll discuss his book break out nations. washington journal, live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> if you ask how many themselves identify as lib tarnse. depending on which poll you look at you might get 10 to 15%. if you give people a battery of questions like do you believe in x or y and you track those, depending on which poll you are looking at you get as many as 30% of americans calling themselves libertarian. if you ask are you economically conservative but socially liberal you get half of americans saying that's what they are. just because people say these things doesn't mean they believe them. if you ask most americans do you want smaller government, they say yes. but then if you ask them to cut any particular item on the budget, they don't want to cut anything. so it's not clear if they really believe anytime. based on the best
unfolding today. what can president obama learn from president clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post. quote, as harry potter grew up and replaced his magic wand with excel spread sheets. if confirmed lew will be the highest ranking orthodox you don't in government. he grew up in queens. brings his own lunch to work. chose sandwich and an apple which he eats at his desk and still commutes back and forth to new york. catching a train home every friday to spend weekends with his wife. he is well liked in the white hous
. >>> let's turn to washington now. word from administration officials that president obama plans to nominate his defense secretary. it's getting lukewarm reception from his fellow republicans. they don't like statements on israel and iraq and afghanistan. here's ted cruz of texas. >> if hague sell nominated, it is very difficult to imagine the circumstance in which i could support his confirmation. >> it's not just cruise, lindsey graham says hagel's views on the middle east, especially toward israel cause him a lot of concern. >> chuck hagel would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history, not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran, sanctions won't work, israel must negotiate with hamas, an organization terrorist group that lobs thousands of rockets into israel. he was one of 12 senators who refused to sign a letter to the european union trying to designate hezbollah as a terrorist organization. this is an in your face nomination by the president. >> last week the pro gay rights group took out this ad in th
traveling press secretary for the obama campaign jen psaki, and the effortlessly elegant msnbc contributor jonathan capehart of "the washington post." at a time of great fiscal uncertainty and belt tightening, president obama is poised to nominate as the next treasury secretary a man who brings his lunch to work every day, a cheese sandwich and apple to be precise, president obama will reportedly tap jack lew tomorrow to replace timothy geithner. lew would take over on the eve of another debt ceiling battle. in round one during the summer of 2011, boehner's top staffer called lew's debt ceiling negotiations disrespectful and dismissive. according to david plouffe, that is because jack knows the numbers and republicans couldn't pull a fast one. two names are being floated to replace lew, dennis mcdonagh, currently his deputy national security adviser and ron klain. but the latest cabinet nomination is, surprise, creating consternation among who else, congressional republicans. after calling chuck hagen an in-your-face nomination outside of the mainstream, the pugnacious gop has already made
is stepping down president obama has another cabinet post to fill. it is another opportunity to nominate someone who is not a white male. an unfortunate theme of his picks thus far. as ruth marcus writes in "the washington post" it's mad men goes to washington except peggy's leaving." new york congressman charlie rangel was none too pleased this morning. >> it's embarrassing as hell. we've been through all this with mitt romney, and we were very hard on mitt romney with his women binders. >> it is worth noting that this trend is not consistent with the president's record. currently eight women serve in cabinet level positions, making up 35% of his team. less than one-quarter of george w. bush's cabinet was made up of women. that merely mirrors of percentage of high level women appointed to federal positions outside the white house. 35% under president obama, and 25% under george w. bush. equally worth noting both of president obama's supreme court appointments were women. perhaps the real question about diversity within the president's inner circle isn't biological, but intellectual. the
read more from the liberal rags than you do from the washington times. as far as obama is concerned, this will be an impeachable forced to deal with. unfortunately, the republicans do not have the kahunas to go after this guy. they are no different from the democrats. as far as i am concerned, i am a ier and this guy has to be stopped. caller: we do read from all the media. that is what we try to do every morning here. now a call from florida on the democrats line. whether the president will bypass congress to raise the debt ceiling. caller: i think this raises a large issue. i am not sure the president does have the constitutional authority to do that. our government is dysfunctional right now. i heard you say that the senate would not be coming back in session until after and not duration? that is why i hate washington d.c. so much. they ought to be meeting together. democrats and republicans, trying to get this thing resolved, instead of wherever they happen to be right now. host: stay on the phone for a minute, let me read this to you. this is from the new york post. republican
're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually interesting there are two women who are deputy chiefs of staff and no one has talked about them as possibilities at all. >> reporter: one of the two deputies, nancy ann de parcel, a harvard lawyer, is leaving next week. epa administrator, lisa jackson. so is labor secretary, hilda solice. disappointing some women who helped reelect the president. >> we have different life experiences. they're not better or worse than men's, but they're different. >> reporter: to some, it was dejavu all over again, two decades after this report on "nightly news." today clinton rejected women's groups. he was visibly angry critics are ignoring sub cabinet appointees who are female. >> they would be counting those positions against our administration, those bean counters doing that, if i had appointe
in washington where president obama will soon meet with hamid karzai the president of afghanistan. karzai's week in washington has included a dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and a meeting with outgoing defense secretary leon panetta, but face time with president obama is the meeting that could make headlines because u.s. troop levels in afghanistan will likely be a key topic. so, let's bring in white house correspondent dan lothian. what's expected to come out of this meeting? >> reporter: well, first of all, it's a chance for both of these leaders to sit down and talk about the future of afghanistan, both economically, the transition that will take place and militarily. the big discussion obviously is what the u.s. footprint will look like in afghanistan after 2014. president obama during his first campaign and the last campaign promised to withdraw troops from afghanistan. it was part of his overall military strategy ending the war in iraq, winding down the war, and ending it in afghanistan. and so this big question, will there be some troops left in afghanistan after 2014. ther
of staff who did not have washington political experience. >> dennis is on president obama's staff and security adviser -- >> solely on foreign policy and doesn't know political washington, and if they do that, i think it raises questions about -- >> that at no point in this administration have there been serious representation of what you might call the progressive economist wing, which is a pretty big part of obama's support. >> maybe jared bernstein. >> jared bernstein. >> now he's off the list and that's a little surprising, both given who brought him to the party and also the fact that that wing has been right about everything so far. right about interest rates and right about -- i don't have a problem with jack lew. seems like he's a tough negotiator. that's what you need in the treasury -- >> he's been questioned -- >> when you bring it up with the white house, what they say is we do have vigorous debates on the inside. it may look, you know, monolithic from the outside like we're all -- but there are differences. >> they talk to people from outside. >> they do, and they say
team obama could still use some of those binders full of women. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there's news out of the world of sports. we learned today former nfl star linebacker, junior seau, who committed suicide at the age of 43 last may had the same brain condition diagnosed in at least two former nfl players who also took their own lives. seau's family asked that his brain tissue be analyzed after his death. test results from the national institutes of health show he had a brain disease called cte, caused by repeated blows to the head. symptoms can include memory loss, aggression and depression. >>> now to a life or death struggle that has captured attention around the world. 11 whales trapped under the ice, running out of breathing room. and just as a rescue mission was ramping up, something unexpected took place. it's all happening way up in remote northern quebec. and nbc news chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has our report. >> this is a scene of beauty and bewilderment. the ocean's top predators, killer whales, fighting to breathe in canada
. >> reporter: but the vice president says he and president obama are determined to act. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the berkeley school district will hire consultants to reexamine safety procedures in the event of a gunman on campus. the move comes in the wake of the school shooting in newtown. the consultants will work with police and fire departments on a what to do plan not only for when a violent person comes on campus but also in the event of earthquakes and fires. >>> jerry sandusky is expected back again inside a pennsylvania courtroom as has lawyers argue for a new trial. sandusky's a former penn state assistant coach convicted in a child abuse scandal there. defense attorneys complained they weren't given enough time to prepare for the trial because of all the material from the prosecution. the 68-year-old sandusky maintains his innocence. >>> an executive for mountain have you-based google says -- for mountain view-based google says it needs to end its isolation. he says if they don't allow the country to use the internet it remain
have angered two key obama continue whensies, jewish groups and gay rights activists. lou dobbs is here on the latest fight in washington. something for everyone. >> it is and it is one of those fights that is going to be, already begins to ring hollow in this sincerity of people really going after him. the idea that he has made mistakes, clumsy statements without any question in the past. he has made some horrific votes when it comes to iran in particular. but the fact is this is a distinguished, distinguished former senator. he is successful businessman. he is a decorated, wounded warrior serving in the vietnam war. as the president today pointed out of the he will be the first, first, noncommissioned officer enlisted man, to serve as the head of the department of defense. that alone, i think will strike a lot of people as sufficient reason to put him at the top of the, at the top of the defense department. lori: one of the things that makes me chuckle that the comment that the pentagon is bloated in its spending. >> right. lori: as he approaches sequestration, meant to be punitive de
rifle association president, david keene, said washington is to blame for the buying frenzy at gun shows. americans are afraid that president obama will chip away at the second amendment. you will hear more of what the nra president had to say today on cnn's "state of the union" with candy crowley. and that will be coming up. >>> tomorrow marks one month since the school massacre in newtown, connecticut a town hall has been scheduled for tomorrow and resident he is today are meeting to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. cnn national correspondent, susan candiotti is in newtown. susan is there any consensus among the people who are speaking about what to do? >> reporter: oh, marty, i think at this stage, people would be surprised if there would be a consensus. i mean, it's so early and so fresh in everyone's mind. after all, 27 people were killed during that terrible mass shooting, including -- including several children ages 6 and 7. and at this meeting, we heard a range of opinions about what should happen. this lasted an hour and a half. i
. have a great day. >> shannon: a live report coming up from washington on president obama. the debt seal ceiling takes a new turn. can the president make an end run around congress? some lawmakers saying it should be an option. we'll talk with former governor, haley barbour. confirmation clash. republican senator lindsay graham vows to hold up john brennan's confirmation to the cia until we get inching on the attacks in benghazi. and the national cathedral says yes to same-sex marriage, receiving cheers and jeers. we will have a fair and balanced debate. america's news headquarters from the nation's capitol starts right now. president obama's second term hasn't started officially, but the agenda and the cabinet are taking shape. so are some of the clashes over the president's nominations. jennifer griffin has more on the fights ahead. >> reporter: first, there will be the confirmation battles, many of which seem like they will be bruising. none more than the hearing before the senate armed services committee over the new defense secretary, chuck hagel. the hearings could start as early a
questions. here is what president obama said today after meeting with karzai in washington? >> we have already reduced our presence in afghanistan is to roughly 66,000 u.s. troops. our pledge will continue to bring our forces home at a steady pace and in the coming months, i'll announce the next phase of our drawdown, a responsible drawdown that protects the gains our troops have made. >> in the coming months, the decisions on troops is months away. let's just rewind one month. here is what defense secretary, leon panetta, said then. >> the size of that enduring presence is something that the president is going to be considering over these next few weeks. >> next few weeks, not months. he said that over a month ago. speaking about the troop count decision, secretary panetta told reporters, my hope is that we will be able to can complete this process in the next few weeks. two months ago it was weeks and four weeks after, it was weeks and now, it is months. good to see you both. roland, let me start with you. in a week where the question has been questioned for nominating chuck hagel fo
portfolio. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving
in washington. where today president obama for some reason went ahead with his decision to nominate chuck hagel for secretary of defense. hagel's a republican, but he's been accused of anti-semitism toward israel and he's also soft on iran. >>> and epa regulatory menace lisa jackson finally resigning because president obama apparently will approve the keystone pipeline. that's the latest from a number of sources. and i say good riddance to her, but good for the keystone pipeline. here is a disgraceful story tonight. new reports that welfare cash is being spent on strippers, booze, and important shows. whatever happened to work requirements. and the battle everyone's waiting for in miami tonight, notre dame looks to win the national championship over obama. but in one way, the fighting irish may have already won. and last but not least, i'm going to tell you why i think a debt ceiling and government shutdown, bad idea. i'm going to show you a better way. the "kudlow report" begins right now. . >>> first up, amid allegations of anti-semitism and antiisrael sentiments, president obama nonetheless
on guns has now apparently put walmart into the conversation. >>> also in washington as i feared, obama's staff chief jack liu is headed for the treasury. i think it's a bad appointment, wrong on every count. we'll have howard dean and steve forbes debate the issue. >>> and in cooperstown, new york, rampant steroid use has resulted in this, no one will be inducted into the baseball hall of fame this year, no bonds, no clemens, no one. we have the latest on this major league dis. >>> it's not a fiscal emergency, it's about the flu and it's not going to be the only city. >>> and finally, this trillion dollar platinum coin idea to solve the debt. not only stupid, it'll make the u.s. look like a banana republic. can we please avoid that, at least? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> another big day on the gun control front. a key statement from vice president biden on the issue. eamon javers joins us with the details. good evening, eamon. >> the white house suggests it could use an executive order to move gun control legislation reform forward here in washington, d.c. and also today,
addresses by president obama in rep. camp. tomorrow on washington journal, a discussion on the agenda for the new congress with a republican strategist john feehary and jim manley. and and look at the salaries of current members of congress. national journal senior correspondent james kicked field talks about president obama's foreign-policy agenda. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> the big discussion i remember was what is richard nixon going to do? >> this is like a time bomb. this thing get out and gets to the press, it is a disaster for all of us. quick johnny came to me -- >> jenny came to me and said the president's council has bought me a list of 50 names of people. the was a very unpleasant thing to have happened to you. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech. the chief of staff called me. he said we forgot one thing -- a resignation letter. i said that is very interesting, i would be glad to read it. i would be glad to read it.
been meeting with the afghan president's in washington. hamid karzai is also saying that he will go in to meet barack obama. around 58,000 american troops are still serving there. the french president has vowed to stop the advance of al qaeda revels in mali. french troops have already arrived. witnesses are saying that they have touched the darman the french planes have been reportedly flying in the area. some soldiers were already stationed in the country for training services as a part of an agreement. this is coming after they pushed the army out of the town 600 kilometers northeast. it was some of the fiercest fighting since the of qaeda-led group began taking control nine months ago. >> the terrorists have recently regrouped on a line that artificially separates north and south mali. they want to strike a fatal blow to the very existence. we cannot accept this. we're facing an aggression. i have decided france is ready to act on behalf of our african partner request of the authority. this is strictly within the u.n. security council. this is the requirement of solidarity and re
obama's inauguration. you'll be able to see the suit washington wore. you can also see part of the first draft of washington's inaugural address. the suit will be on display until the end of april. the inaugural address will be on display through march. >>> imagine sharing part of your home with someone for a year and not even knowing about it. in washington state, a retired woman said she couldn't figure out why she could smell what she thought was marijuana, as well as why parts of her house were suddenly cold. she called a furnace repair man. he crawled into the crawl space below her home and that's when they figured out what was going on. >> the good news is i got the vents fixed. but he said, the bad news is, somebody's been making their home under there. i said, you've got to be kidding. i'm glad i could share with him, but i wish they would have let me know. >> she's gracious about it. police found beer cans, a liquor bottle in the space. they say the intruder cut into her heati ing deduct to see get warm. neighbors said they never heard anyone coming or going. police have not fou
in washington. if obama really ran on bill clinton's budget on jack, part of that credit has to go his way. you're seeing the president getting people he's comfortable with. there is no time for a learning curve here. we have on march 1 a debt ceiling debate looming. getting somebody that's already in the game i think was something the president thought about in picking him. >> yeah, the president wanted jack lew. he's going to get jack lew. presumably there will be a fight, a few republicans who will ask him very tough questions and probably in the end vote against his confirmation. but i suspect barring some major expose or something that we don't know he's been confirmed several times in the past. here he comes, the president will be introduced. >> geithner and mr. jacob lew. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and announced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis, the stock market had cratered, the housing market had cratered, as well. bank after bank of on the v
obama has not worked across the aisle. bill clinton's long-time nemesis from washington, newt gingrich, had a similar reaction to the speech. he said that bill clinton, quote, worked with the gop. obama didn't. barack obama won't work with republicans the way that old bill clinton did. yeah, remember how much republicans loved bill clinton? remember how the clinton era was defined by eight long years of harmonious bipartisanship? >> william jefferson clinton has been impeached by the house of representatives on at least one article. it will go to the united states senate. ♪ kumbahyah those were the constructive bipartisan days of the clinton presidency. even if republicans were not exactly kind and welcoming toward president clinton as president, he did at least make a sort of gesture of bipartisanship in their direction. he had a bipartisan cabinet. he appointed one republican to one job in his cabinet. former republican senator william cohen he appointed to his defense secretary. and president george bush did the same thing, he pointed one democrat, norman mineta was chosen by geor
lessons president obama can take for him for his second term. joining me now is patricia murphy, editor of citizen jane politics and contributor for the daily beast and washington post political columnist, dana millbank. >> patricia, what can president obama take from lincoln in his second term? >> obviously, there's so much he can take. it's not to flinch in the face of a moral challenge. that's something that the president has said. he most admired about lincoln that there was a moral imperative to end slavery and he knew when to fight and when to unite the nation. i think the president sees a series of moral imperatives, immigration, gun control, the fiscal crisis. all of this i think he's digesting as moral imperatives, i think he's going to take that through his second term and really fight to see the end that he wants to have. i think another lesson he could learn together is to unite this. he needs to get some of this done. he really does. they're not going to make it easy for him. when we hear about a house divided, we've got -- that's what we're facing right now. and i think th
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